After the many, many dovetails I cut for the kitchen drawers (including those for the several boxes I made the wrong size…oops), added to those I cut at the Lie-Nielsen open house* two weeks back, I’m not yet ready to again pick up my DT saw (OK, one of my DT saws).
I’m now working on a project for PWM. A very rough model of the back is shown above; the front will be revealed in the mag. I’ve not yet worked out all (any, really) of the interior details. What I do know is that there isn’t one dovetail in it. Time to get reacquainted with my tenon saw (of which I have but one).
* For those of you who were in Maine, I was cutting less-than-stellar joints on purpose, dammit! The point was to show how to fix mistakes. Tactical error on my part; next time, I’ll pack some perfect corners. Or, ya know, demonstrate hand-cut mortise-and-tenon joints instead.
The back looks great-will patiently wait for the front view.
If you can’t figure out the front, make the back the front, add some shelves to the side we can’t see and call jt a bar. WOOHOO! (Or turn it around and call it a book case. It’s a twofer.)
This doesn’t relate to your blog, but I see you are a cat and woodworking lover. I discovered something that brings the two things together (and makes your cats wood lovers, too). It seems that cats react to Olive wood just like they do to catnip. I had a piece in my yard ready to be burned, when I noticed the neighborhood cats stopped to smell and rub their faces against it. I’ve tried it on about a dozen cats I know and it usually gets a reaction. Just cut a small block from Olive and toss it to the felines and watch! I think it is hilarious. Have fun,
Huh! That’s interesting – I’ll have to find some olive and see what my cats think.